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Youth Training

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will categorise the main areas of employment currently providing places for YTS trainees; and if he will make a statement.

At 31 December 1987, 60 per cent, of YTS training was in the main occupational areas of: administrative and clerical; construction and civil engineering; selling and storage; health community and personnel service; mechanical engineering and metal processing.A further 20 per cent, of training was in motor vehicle repair and maintenance; agriculture; electrical and electronic engineering and catering and food preparation.YTS places exist in all sectors of the economy, covering almost all occupations. The Manpower Services Commission plans YTS places according to local labour

United Kingdom

Unemployed claimants—aged 16 to 24 years

9 January 19861,245,892
8 January 19871,132,792
14 January 1988893,317

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the unemployment figures for the Langbaurgh division in (a) June 1983 and (b) January 1988.

On 14 January 1988 the number of unemployed claimants in the parliamentary constituency of Langbaurgh was 6,800. The corresponding figure for June 1983 was 8,000.